Meth and paraphernalia in Ed Buck’s apartment can be used as evidence, judge rules

Drugs and paraphernalia found in Ed Buck’s apartment will likely be admissible as evidence, U.S. District Court Judge Christina A. Snyder ruled on Tuesday.

The items were discovered in the apartment of the political activist while police were investigating the death of Gemmel Moore, who died there July 27, 2017. Buck is charged with supplying meth to him and another man, Timothy Dean, leading to their overdoses and deaths.

Controversy arose over the evidence, which L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies initially said they saw lying about in plain sight. Defense attorneys later learned the deputy had been instructed to open the drawer of the tool chest where the items were found, which would have required a search warrant.

The judge said the location of the items could “be the source of some limited cross-examination,” but ultimately she allowed her earlier ruling to stand.

Buck has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of distributing methamphetamine and enticing a person to travel with intent to engage in paid sex.

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William Seegmiller
1 year ago

To donate to the families of the victims of Ed Buck, visit Justice4Gemmel.org

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Mark Reese
Mark Reese
1 year ago

Who are the sheriff’s deputies that provided the statements? This case sounds fishy. The Los Angeles County Sheriff has NO BUSINESS bidding on let alone winning a contract to provide police services to a municipality where it ALSO should be auditing the police. This is a major conflict of interest. How credible is a law enforcement division with no higher ranking law enforcement division to audit the division? Combine this with the lack of state police providing oversight of the sheriff, who is watching the the West Hollywood Sheriff? We are getting scammed on the contract fees, brutalized, and bullied… Read more »

Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
1 year ago

Have a feeling there are 100’s of Buck’s in West Hollywood.

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Yup
1 year ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

Yup, a veritable Petri Dish.
Self fulfilling prophesy.

Randy
Randy
1 year ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

Hundreds? Really? As if.

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